This 5 Week plus 1-Day training program is sport-specifically designed to improve 3-Mile Run Performance. You’ll train 6 days/week.
This training program has 3 general objectives:
- Increase speed over ground
- Increase running-specific leg strength, core strength, and upper body strength
- Increase running aerobic base and efficiency for long-distance runs
This training plan deploys 3-Mile run assessments and uses assessment performance for the follow-on progressions. In this way, the plan automatically “scales” to the incoming running fitness and speed of each individual athlete.
This is Version 1 of the plan, designed in August 2021.
Assessment-Based, Speed over Ground and Aerobic Base Work
This training program is assessment-based – and the hard, short running intervals (speed over ground) and distance run (aerobic base) paces prescribed throughout the plan are based on your most recent 3-mile assessment.
You’ll run 3 miles for time four times throughout this plan – the first day of Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 6. These assessment times will be used to prescribe paces for the following interval and distance runs.
You’ll run intervals once per week: 1-Mile repeats. Your long-distance runs will increase from 4 to 6 miles. The paces for your fast interval work and easy distance work will be based on your most recent 3-Mile assessment and the MTI Running Calculator.
This training plan includes focused, running-specific leg, midsection, and upper body strength training deploying bodyweight strength exercises. You’ll train strength twice each week.
- Mon: Assessment or Speed over Ground Intervals
- Tue: Strength Training
- Wed: Speed over Ground Intervals (800m Repeats)
- Thu: Strength Training
- Fri: 4-6 Mile Moderate Pace Run
- Sat: 5-7 Mile Easy Pace Run
- Stop Watch
- Pull Up Bar
- Track, trail, or road where 2 miles, 1 mile, and 800m distances can be measured
How Long do the Sessions Last?
60-120 minutes depending upon your running pace. Longest days will be the Saturday long easy run (5-7 Miles).
What if I miss a day?
If you miss a day, make up the session you missed the next day and follow the programming as prescribed. The programming is progressive – it builds upon itself. Don’t skip ahead.
What does “5/10x Push Ups” Mean?
Women do 5x Push Ups, Men do 10x Push Ups.
Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run/Ruck Calculator is listed as an exercise.
What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.
Can I see sample training?
Yes. Click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.
How do I access the plan?
Access is online, via username and password. You can log in either through our website or through our app (Mtn Tactical Fitness) available for IOS and Android.
Can I print out sessions to take to the gym?
Yes – you can print a week of programming at a time.
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Before beginning any exercise program, consult with your physician to ensure that you are in proper health. Physical training contains inherent risks including, but not limited to, muscle strains, tears, physical and bodily injury up to and including death. This training program is not meant to provide medical advice; you should obtain medical advice from your private health care practitioner. If you are unable to assume these risks then you should not engage in this training program. No liability is assumed by Mountain Tactical Institute, Inc, its owners or employees, and you train at your own risk. Mountain Tactical Institute makes no warranty, express or implied, of any kind in connection with this training program.